Till I’m called to eternity–


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Till the path we share glows,
till heaven kisses the earth,
till we live like stones–
dying younger than death–
praying longer than Christ–
we share a fate of unison;
a fate of division,
a fate of completion,
a fate beyond yardstick measure,
——time and fate beyong our eyes.

For I see the throne of God,
and an irony of satan,
for when a guinea fowl is at crowing,
then the hen is surely at laying.

I beseech you my blood–
I beseech thee my soul–
that you will give ears,
and give your heart,
that I may speak to quicken thy soul….

I am a believer of Africa,
a soul undertaker of the universe;
so let Africa speak,
let Africa stand,
for the world is a glorious ours….
Our souls,
our fate,
our Africa!

The Village Thinker © 2014

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